Thursday, December 2, 2021

COVID Feature: A Slice of Cheese

Donald Franklin Trosin, 56, from Champlin, Minn. pleaded guilty for his role in a scheme to fraudulently obtain and launder more than $1.2 million in Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans and Economic Injury Disaster Loans (EIDL). (Fraudsters don’t seem to understand that the government...

A Change of Mind

You've probably heard the expression: ''it's a woman's prerogative to change her mind.'' In today's Fraud of the Day from WTVA.com, a Mississippi woman changed her mind and made a decision to reverse her ''not guilty'' plea regarding her involvement in a...

A Tall Order of Fraud

Bartenders seem to be pretty close with locals/regulars; memorizing drink orders, personal interests, jobs, etc. What do you do when a bartender puts these people skills to use, in the wrong way? A StarTribune.com article reports how one Minneapolis bartender used her connections to...

The Reality of Fraud

Reality television became a phenomenon in the late 1990s and early 2000s. These statistics show there are several reasons why the genre is so popular. Whether viewers just like the interpersonal drama, find the shows to contain mindless drivel that helps them forget about...

Missouri Businessman with Significant Income Charged with Unemployment Fraud

It's not easy being in the fraud business today; apparently, there are tabs to run up in bars by fraudsters – those have to be paid! There are checks to cash and then there are the fraudsters' vacations to Costa Rica – which...

Repeat Offender Forced to Eliminate Food Stamps from Diet

The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), formerly known as the Food Stamp Program, is funded by taxpayers and provides assistance to American citizens who are struggling to put healthy food on the table for their families. According to 2012 SNAP data, the program assisted...

Friends and Family

Friends and family worked together to pull off what is considered to be the largest case of Medicaid fraud in the state of Minnesota. The $7.7million heist involved two sisters who illegally set up home care companies, then stole from the government program that was supposed...

When the Left Hand Doesn’t Know What the Right Hand is Doing

In some situations where there are numerous people working together, it is hard to know what each person is doing to accomplish a shared goal. (Lack of transparency can leave room for lots of dysfunction.) But, in situations where there are smaller numbers of...

Missouri Tax Fraud Aimed at $100 Million Payout

A million dollars isn't cool, you know what's cool? A hundred million dollars. According to The Kansas City Star, that amount of money was apparently the target of a nationwide conspiracy to defraud the government that spanned eight states and was...

Aspirations

Listen to this Story Coming to the United States offers immigrants an opportunity to prosper in a country with more pervasive social freedoms and economic opportunities. However, The Star Tribune tells the story of a Minnesota couple who took the opportunity to use some aspiring...
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